It’s time to get to know J.J. Cosentino.
The Florida State redshirt freshman took over quarterback duties in Thursday afternoon’s Peach Bowl after starting quarterback Sean Maguire left the game with a lower leg injury.
Cosentino, who was a four-star prospect coming out of Central Catholic in Pennsylvania, competed for the Seminoles scout team last season and while he is generally un-tested his program bio reads:
Strong-armed quarterback who impressed as a member of the scout team in 2014…a natural pocket passer who is also athletic enough to make plays with his legs…will compete for the starting quarterback position in fall camp…a four-star prospect coming out of high school.
The 6-foot-4 quarterback was rated the 15th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 8 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals and listed among the ESPN 300 coming out of high school.
While at Central Catholic, Cosentino led his team to a runner-up finish at the PIAA Class AAAA final. He threw for 771 yards and 13 touchdowns in his senior season and added 256 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground as well. Of course, this high school is used to success. It’s the same program that produced former NFL stars Dan Marino and Marc Bulger.
Cosentino, a Mr. Football Pennsylvania honoree after his junior season, chose Florida State over Penn State and USF. He’s currently majoring in business.